For a better understanding, I'd like to start with my question and then give a bit more background information on this case.
My agent told me to move out in 10 days and said that I breached the tenancy contract by putting things in the public area that endangered the life of other tenants. She also threatened me that if I don't move out she will send a legal letter and that I would have to pay the costs.
1. Does my agent has the mean to evict me because I have put furniture parts in the public area (corridor of my floor)?
2. Is there a chance to stay in this apartment if I stop putting personal belongings in the corridor?
I'm living in a commercial property building in a subdivided flat.
It all started when I ordered an expensive table with a metal base and the metal base didn't fit through the door frame of my apartment. Therefore I tried to sell it instead of throwing it away and put it on the side of the corridor.
I immediately received a message from my agent that I should remove it ASAP as it would be breaking the safety rules. However, many tenants in the building also have their stuff in the corridor so I didn't see the urge to remove it ASAP. After 4 weeks, my agent or the property management hired a disposal company to get rid of it without my consent (I have been warned tho many times, so fair enough).
The last 3 months I have been piling up a few furniture parts in the corridor since I helped my parents to furnish their apartment, and have been warned again. The furniture parts were only intended to be there temporary and not intended to stay there forever unlike what other tenants do with their baby carrier, shoes, packages or other belongings that are also in the corridor.
I did this for another 3-4 times, which was wrong, but felt unfairly treated as other tenants were doing this as well. After each warning, I removed the furniture parts immediately.
What's happening now:
Now, my agent told me to move out in 10 days and said that I breached the tenancy contract by putting things in the public area that endangered the life of other tenants. She also threatened me that if I don't move out she will send a legal letter and that I would have to pay the costs.
My question is if my agent really has the power to kick me out because of putting furniture parts in the corridor several times? She took pictures of each incident and there are also CCTV footage of me carrying the furniture parts to the building.
I really don't want to move out since I just moved in 6 months ago and would still have another 18months as per contract.
I pay rent on time and never missed paying. No illegal businesses, disturbances or whatsoever, "just" piling up furniture parts a few times.
I don't know the landlord, only the agent. She really dislikes me tho because I have been avoiding her phone calls lately and only replied through WhatsApp.
Is there a chance to stay in this apartment if I stop putting personal belongings in the public area?
Your advice will be of great help. Thank you a lot!